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Disunity in church more deadly than Boko Haram – Says Bishop Okorafor

Bishop of the Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor has expressed disgust that  the Church of God was under the threat of disunity, with squabbles and acrimonies within various denominations.
The bishop who made the remarks during a service at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Obube Owerri North LGA, Imo State, said that  Boko Haram was not a serious threat compared with the issue of disunity in the Church.
He, therefore, called on all people of God to unite for them to be able to overcome the numerous challenges before it.
Bishop Okorafor also called on the government of Imo State and the agency responsible for the issuance of approvals of filling stations in the state to ensure they were sited within regulated areas. He frowned at the non-conformity in the siting of some of these filling stations, especially in residential areas, as they constituted serious environmental hazards.
He further urged the government to address the dilapidated Naze, Egbu, Uratta ring road, describing the road as an important bypass to the State capital which he said needed urgent rehabilitation.
The prelate also decried the littering of corn straw all over the places and urged both traditional rulers and the agencies of government responsible for the evacuation of debris to rise to the occasion to forestall the outbreak of epidemic in the State. He gave kudos to the Vicar of the Parish the Rev Christian Ifesia, his wife, Mrs. Charity Ifesia, Church workers and the congregation over the magnificent work they were doing in the Station, maintaining that he was overwhelmed with the new look of the Church auditorium. He also commended friends of the Church who have offered support to the project in spite of not being members of the Church Station.
Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev. Progress Okoroafor, in his sermon earlier assured the faithful to always leave whatever battle that they were faced with to God.  He said they should endeavour to make themselves known not as an ordinary being but people who are wonderfully made as special possessions of God.
He observed that some of them go about seeking power in wrong places because they have not realized whom they were.  The Anglican Cleric explained that to win any battle they must, like the Biblical David, be truthful, righteous, faithful adding that they were also to be saved and knowledgeable in the word of God. Rev Okoroafor revealed that there were three categories of battle; the physical, spiritual and physiological which he noted manifested in the battle between David and Goliath.
Present at the service were the traditional ruler of Obube Autonomous Community, HR,EZE Jude Nwaogu, Chidiebube1of Egbelu Obube, Hon Engr Chuks Ololo, Hon Kelechi Opara among others.

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